Welcome to another Friday!! It's been a long week but the end is here, and you know what that means - it's time to get our whoop whoop on! Have cooler temperatures put you in the mood for creating wonderful treasures? I keep hoping it will get cooler here, and it's supposed to this weekend, but it was 92 here yesterday - so I've been staying inside and trying to keep cool!! But I have something to share today, so let's get started!
As you may have seen earlier on the blog, I've been working on a memory quilt for a man using his father's old ties.
It takes a lot of time to take all those ties apart and cut them into usable pieces. These ties were silk, silk/poly blend, and polyester.
One hundred simple string blocks! There is a kite-shaped piece of dark quilting cotton in the center diagonally from corner to corner, and then strings of different widths are applied on either side of the centerpiece. The blocks are then trimmed up to 6.5".
Assembling the quilt goes a lot faster than making the blocks! I put this top together in a few hours spread over two afternoons...
It was just a little bit windy....
...but I did get some pretty close-ups...
I love the way all the tie prints play together!
The varied colors give the diamonds a lot of depth, don't they?
And one more shot, just because it's pretty!
I'll be quilting this one over the weekend - I can't wait to give it to the man who commissioned it for his mother!
So - - - can I get a whoop whoop?
And it's also time for another stop on the Artisan blog tour! Today's blog is Mrs. Schmenkman Quilts and my-oh-my does she have a beautiful thing for you to drool over! Here's just a tiny peek at her creation...
Isn't that gorgeous? You really must hop over and check out the whole thing! She's having a giveaway of some great Kaffe fabrics, too, so be sure and throw your name in the hat!
And be sure to come by here next Friday, when it will be MY TURN!! I'm so excited - it's also my birthday weekend, and I'll be doing a little celebrating and some giveaways too!! I've got lots of beautiful things to share with you, and maybe even a tutorial or two! See you then!!
And now it's your turn!
What's got you whooping it up this week?
What's making you dance a little happy dance?
Share - we want to dance right along with you -
And it's always more fun to dance with friends!
The party will stay open until Sunday midnight.
Hope to see you there!